Nuclear Armistice Agreement

President Barack Obama took office and expressed his willingness to restart the six-party talks, but those efforts were initially rejected by North Korea, which fired a missile considered a modified version of their long-range ballistic missile. In addition, in April, it ejected international monitors from its nuclear facilities and tested a second nuclear aircraft with a yield of two to eight kilotons the following month. In December, Obama administration officials will hold their first bilateral meetings with their North Korean counterparts. June 25, 2007: A spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry confirms that Banco Delta Asia`s funds have been transferred to Pyongyang and that North Korea will begin dismantling its nuclear facilities at Yongbyon. An IAEA delegation, led by Deputy Director General for Security Measures Ollie Heinonen, arrives in Pyongyang the next day to discuss procedures for reviewing the closure. March 6, 2018: South Korean government officials say North Korea «is ready to begin serious negotiations with the United States to discuss denuclearization issues» as long as its security is guaranteed under a five-point agreement reached by Kim Jong Un and two South Korean envoys during their visit to North Korea. The two countries also reportedly agreed on a North Korean summit in late April, during which a telephone line was set up between President Moon and Kim, that North Korea would not conduct missile tests during talks between the United States and North Korea and that North Korea would not use nuclear or conventional weapons against South Korea. Bolton and the Chief Adviser of the National Security Council (NSC), Tim Morrison, also oppose the extension of another important pillar of arms control, the 2010 New Start agreement with Russia, which limited the number of strategic warheads deployed on both sides to 1,550. The agreement, signed by Barack Obama and then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, expires in 2021.

Under the action plan, North Korea will cease operating its nuclear facilities at Yongbyon for an initial 60-day period in exchange for an initial delivery of 50,000 tonnes of heavy fuel oil. In early March 2006, India and the United States reached an agreement on the resumption of cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology, in the face of criticism from both countries. As part of the agreement, India committed to classify 14 of its 22 nuclear power plants as civilian parties and place them under IAEA protection. Mohamed ElBaradei, then director general of the IAEA, welcomed the agreement, calling India an «important partner in the non-proliferation regime.» [47] On the other hand, some governments, particularly the non-nuclear arms states that are part of the non-aligned movement, have interpreted the language of Article VI as anything but vague.

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